2024 Subscription Season
Made in Tasmania
The Off Season 2024
Australian Theatre for Young People and Archipelago Productions

Past the Shallows

By Julian Larnach
22 - 23 Aug 2024 (2 performances)
Thu 22 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Fri 23 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

Harry and Miles' dad, an abalone diver, disappears with his grief into the deep waters of Tasmania’s wild south coast. The 15-year-old Miles is left to care for Harry, who’s just 10 years old. Soon, the bonds anchoring the family become frayed.

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel and directed by Ben Winspear, Past the Shallows sees the roiling sea beyond the shoreline becoming a metaphor for the turmoil that accompanies incalculable loss. Together the family rides rogue waves of violent masculinity; and the tender swells of brotherhood that might just carry them home.

Raw and honest
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B Reserve     Full $40 | Concession $40

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75 mins (no interval)

Patrons' Advice
  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • Themes of alcoholism and family violence.

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